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obama at the democratic national convention in charlotte last night. >> and as fox' doug lu displayeder reports from -- lu displ ader, reports the president obama will accept the nomination for president tonight. >>reporter: there has been some last minute drama here tonight, but bill clinton largely stuck to his script and made the case for president obama. one convention, two presidents, president obama came on stage to thank former president clinton for what amounted to a full-throated endorsement. >> i proudly nominate him to be the standard bear of the democratic party. >>reporter: he would hold the stage here for over an hour, well over his allotted time, but he fired up this crowd and he asked a question that has vexed democrats for four days, are we better off now than we were four years ago. >> we were losing 750,000 jobs a month, are we doing better than that today? the answer is yes. >>reporter: in the end the clinton speech is exactly what the obama campaign wanted, but not everything here has gone by the script. >> all those delegates opposed say no. in the opinion of th
wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now
michelle obama is tonight's headline speaker. san antonio mayor julian castro is the keynote speaker, the first latino keynote speaker ever at a democratic gathering. maryland governor marco mallie and former virginia governor tim kaine will also address delegates. president clinton speaks tomorrow. president obama will accept the nomination thursday. >>> democrats from the district are in charlotte this week pushing for voting rights. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton joins us live on the phone from charlotte to tell us about what's going on there. good morning, congresswoman. are you there? >> reporter: good morning. and, of course, traffic in charlotte is very crowded here but a joyful set of delegates waiting to renominate barack obama for a second term. >> hopefully you'll get through the traffic issues there. let me start with something that we have all been talking about for the last week or so. are you frustrated by the lack of progress made regarding d.c. voting rights or d.c. statehood on the since the last democratic convention in 2008 and during the obama administration
barack obama is heading out west after an economy themed rally in las vegas. mitt romney will hold an event at his campaign office in jacksonville, florida. >>> a week after her energizing speech at the democratic national convention, first lady michele obama is headed to virginia to campaign for her husband. the first stop will be in richmond. president obama won that state four years ago, the first democratic president -- presidential candidate. >>> a candidate is backing off statements that women who have abortions are more likely to have cancer. his campaign says that he was misinformed by misreading information. another republican, todd akin said that women can prevent pregnancy from legitimate rape. >>> over 100 police cars in montgomery county are out of service due to a potential safety issue. we will explain. >>> and another day on the picket line for teachers in chicago as the union fights behind closed doors. coming up next, the latest attempts to hammer out a deal. >>> and another chance to sound out about proposed toll hikes in northern virginia. where you can take you
a hearing with the utility company. >>> turning now to the presidential race, new polls give president obama a slight bounce following last week's democratic convention. now that the conventions are over, the final stages of the campaigns are under way. fox 5's melanie alnwick is following the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and mitt romney hitting all the hot button issues in key battleground states, jobs, the economy, medicare. campaign schedules are filling up and as usual florida and ohio are in the crosshairs. >>> reporter: here's something you don't see every day, the president hoisted in the air by a burleigh and enthusiastic pizza shop owner in fort pierce, florida but the president spent the weekend trying to get up close and personal with as many voters as possible across the sunshine state with a line of attack aimed squarely at his rival's tax plan. >> it was like two plus one equals five. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but there is some math the president agrees with. after last week's democratic convention in charlotte, he seems to have gotten a sm
but what can you do? >> yesterday, president barack obama toured the battered area of saint john the baptist parish promising quick federal relief. according to early damage estimates, isaac's wrath could cost the coast as much as $1.5 billion. >>> today president obama wraps up his road to charlotte tour with another stop in. va. he will be in norfolk, the last stop before he heads to the democratic national convention. it's the commander-in-chief's second trip to the commonwealth in as many weeks. right now the latest polls show the president clinging to a small lead over mitt romney in the old dominion. >>> meanwhile the president's wife will head the first day of the dnc that will also feature speeches by virginia senate candidate tim kaine and maryland governor martin o'malley. nicole collins is in charlotte and joins us live from the time warner cable center with a preview. good morning, nicole. >> reporter: good morning, tony. also from maryland, representative steny hoyer will speak today but the headliner the first lady was here yesterday for a dry run on the dnc stage.
dominated the internet and front pages of newspapers all across the country. >> even president obama is voicing his opinion on that call that decided monday's game saying it was, quote, terrible. so what will it take to get the real referees back on the field? what are the issues that led to the lockout in the first place, and who will blink first? we're going to talk about this in just a couple of minutes with this guy sitting right here, bob costas of nbc sports. >> matt, some people are so upset they are now making videos to express their frustration. take a look. ♪ i just met you ♪ that play was crazy ♪ what's his number, i'll call, it maybe ♪ ♪ it's hard to call right every replay ♪ ♪ what's his number, i'll call it may be ♪ >> spawning creativity so we'll have more on that part of the story, too. >> points out the fact that they have to do something quickly. >>> then a woman who makes it halloween every single day. wears a different costume at work each day and has done it for three years and counting. this morning she's known as dressy jessie gotten dolled up f
. secretary of state hillary clinton met with benjamin netanyahu. president obama was campaigning in virginia thursday, the white house said too busy to meet with the prime minister. earlier he laid down his red lines for stopping iran nuclear program. >> this is a bomb. this is a fuse. >> reporter: netanyahu spoke a day after iran's president ahmadinejad from the same podium had called israel uncivilized zionists. netanyahu said tehran was already 70% towards getting enough nuclear fuel for a bomb and has to be stopped within months. >> if these are the facts, and they are, where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: president obama told the u.n. this week there is more time before iran reaches a point of no return. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. >> american intelligence does not yet believe iran has made the political decision to actually build a weapon. what does israel think? >> whether or not iran made the decision will become irrelevant once we can no longer s
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